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Old 08-22-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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cannot change permissions on "modem" folder


need to move "modem" folder to /dev but permissions cannot be changed because it was created by "root". this folder is on the desktop.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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need to move "modem" folder to /dev but permissions cannot be changed because it was created by "root". this folder is on the desktop.
What "modem folder"?? What did you do to create this folder? What are you trying to do?

Moving a folder (or anything), into the /dev directory is dangerous.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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do this:
Code:
urname@Abitbox:~> su
Password:enter your password
Abitbox:/home/urname # chown -R urname /home/urname/Desktop/modem
Abitbox:/home/urname #
And then move the folder. Either that, or if "modem" must be owned my root, then
Code:
urname@Abitbox:~> su
Password:enter your password
Abitbox:/home/urname #mv /home/urname/Desktop/modem /to/wherever
Read again, the last line of TB0ne's post, It's dangerout, like sticking a lighted fuse into a block of C4

Last edited by garyg007; 08-22-2008 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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the /dev directory is normally only writeable by root, so you will have to su to root (or use sudo) Also the files normally found in /dev are owned by root also. But another likely problem is a name conflict, there may already be a file /dev/modem. Many distributions will have a /dev/modem symlink to the appropriate serial port device for an installed modem. Why do you need a folder named modem in the /dev directory anyway?
 
Old 08-23-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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I have no /dev/modem folder

i created "modem" by running scanModem but it placed it on my desktop. I assume this needs to be placed in /dev while still owned by root so as to complete the modem configuration process so the manual connection I built will engage the modem installed.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 11:42 AM   #6
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i created "modem" by running scanModem but it placed it on my desktop. I assume this needs to be placed in /dev while still owned by root so as to complete the modem configuration process so the manual connection I built will engage the modem installed.
Don't try to put that directory anywhere. The scanmodem program creates it as a place to put information about your system and any installed modems that it finds. Just open a terminal, change to that directory, and look for any README files or similar named files to get started. Check http://linmodems.org for more info.
 
  


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